Before getting to this week’s list, I just wanted to explain my relative lack of posts and general absence recently. I graduated from college a couple weeks ago and have been celebrating the only way I know how- on a beach with a drink in my hand. I went down to Miami to get my scuba diving certification, then drove down to Key West. If you have never made the drive down Route 1 through the Florida Keys, add it to your bucket list because it’s amazing. That even goes for my non-US followers. It’s worth it. After that, I went on a cruise to Turks and Caicos (one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been) and the Dominican Republic. Needless to say, I had a blast even though I’m now very broke. Oh well, can’t take it with me when I go so might as well spend it and live it up. But I am back now and will hopefully go back to posting more regularly. I know I’ve missed a bunch of movie related stuff, so if there is anything in particular you for some reason want me to hear my opinion on or talk about, let me know in the comments and I will gladly oblige. I am planning on seeing The Nice Guys and maybe X-Men sometime this week so I’ll get those reviews out as soon as I do.
Anyway, let’s get to this post. I’m doing Top 10 Russell Crowe movies because of last week’s release of The Nice Guys, which looks phenomenal.
10. Mystery, Alaska
– There were a few movies I could have gone with here, but I’ll go with this underrated hockey movie.
9. Body of Lies
– It’s pretty by the numbers CIA movie, but is by no means a bad movie. It definitely has its moments.
8. Proof of Life
– Another underrated movie, this time with Crowe playing a hostage negotiator.
7. LA Confidential
– Many would have it higher, but I’ve never really had any inclination to watch it again after the one time I did, so it falls a bit on the list.
6. American Gangster
– Pretty much same as above, though this one is a bit better in my opinion.
5. 3:10 to Yuma
– Easily one of the top 5 westerns made this side of the 21st century.
4. A Beautiful Mind
– Arguably his best overall performance. It helps that the rest of the movie is pretty great too.
3. Cinderella Man
– I discussed this one in my Top 10 Boxing Movies list. Definitely worth a watch.
2. Master and Commander
– It topped my Top 10 Naval Movies list for good reason
– It’s not even close. It’s one of my favorite movies of all time and I normally am not a huge fan of the “swords and sandals” genre.
Honorable Mentions: Robin Hood, State of Play, Man of Steel
What are your favorite Russell Crowe movies? Let me know in the comments.